crazyblinddate is crazy, yes?
November 29, 2007 9:18 PM   Subscribe

Does anyone have any experience with, from the okcupid people?

my friend wants to try it but i'm nervous for her (internet strangers! oh no!). In the fpp a few weeks ago, a few people said they were going to try it and report their findings, but... no reports! Has anyone tried it and survived?
posted by kerfuffled to Human Relations (8 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I've been meaning to try it, but it's the sort of thing that I would dive into spontaneously, last minute, before I lost my courage. It's just such a crapshoot, you know? I think to myself, if I'm going to go into it with my expectations realistically that low, I might as well stay home, where I know I'll have a good time. Then again, this is probably why I'm still single.
posted by iamkimiam at 9:55 PM on November 29, 2007

I haven't tried it either, because I don't live anywhere near any of their current cities. But it seems OK to me. She'll be meeting someone in a public place. The "rules" say she only needs to spend 20 minutes with her "date" if it's obvious things aren't going to work out. If the date lies about himself, there is a feedback system where she can rat him out. What has she got to lose, except 30 minutes and a small amount of dignity? In return she'll get either a good time or a good story to tell you later.
posted by ubiquity at 10:28 PM on November 29, 2007

My guess is that they don't call it crazyblinddate for nuthin'
posted by iamkimiam at 10:35 PM on November 29, 2007

Here's one report. Also.
posted by gingerbeer at 11:20 PM on November 29, 2007

A friend of a friend tried it. The girl he met didn't interest him, but he loved the logistics of meeting the other person, with the texting and so forth. If you're adventurous (and you need to be, to do any kind of online dating), it seems cool to me. It's not any different from meeting someone at a party, really. Just facilitated in a different way. If I'm ever single again, I'll use it.
posted by autojack at 11:40 PM on November 29, 2007

Similar to autojack, a friend used it a couple of weeks ago. He reported that his date was neither crazy nor blind, but that it was a good time. No spark, but it worked well for him and he's planning on doing it again. It really is a very cool concept.
posted by NotMyselfRightNow at 5:00 AM on November 30, 2007

I've tried it for a few weeks. I've been "scheduled" for a few dates, but either had them never respond or simply not show up.

I may not be Cassanova, but I don't tend to have luck that terrible in "real" dating, so I suspect there's a good bit of tweaking and filtering to be done to the system.
posted by ellF at 5:39 AM on November 30, 2007

I've put in a bunch of days and times and never come up with a match or been scheduled. Maybe it's because I've only tried to do double dates.

Sidenote: I did join OKCupid from there and I'm liking it, so she could go that route instead.
posted by rmless at 7:21 AM on November 30, 2007

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